Plenty of people have been leaving the Bay Area to drive down about two hours from San Francisco to live in Lincoln, CA. Why? The weather is great sunny, dry summers and cool winters that aren’t too cold, thanks to the breezes from the Bay Area. The housing is affordable especially if you choose a condo or townhouse community that packs in modern amenities. The town is close to the airport, has schools that maintain high standards, and has an attractive small town feel even though it is growing. Kids go to schools mostly under the Western Placer Unified School District (which runs 13 schools in town).
Lincoln is still not large enough for Trader Joe’s (you have to head to Roseville for that). But it has its Target (with Starbucks) and Home Depot, vintage and antique shops, boutiques, art galleries (Sierra Hills Framing), a public library, book shops, boutiques and other amenities. Downtown Lincoln is a charming red-brick sight where the Gypsy Vintage Show is a monthly pop-up antique show is a great attraction for four days every month. The town has a thriving cultural and art scene (new public murals are going up around the city). The Lincoln Theater Company regularly puts up fantastic performances. It has several parks, the largest of which is the 42 acre Foskett Regional Park with its softball, lighted soccer, bike paths, trails, picnic areas. There’s so much to do here, and it’s such a great community to live in, that in 2006 Lincoln won the All-American Cities Award.
If living in Lincoln sounds attractive to you, you’ll want to check out the townhouses and condos at NewHomeSource. These properties are quite affordable compared with other Bay Area communities. Homes at NewHomeSource range from just over $352,000 to around $387,000 for a 3 bedroom home with garages. Townhomes and condos give you access to many shared amenities, and yard sizes are manageable. Do you want to live in Lincoln, CA? Check out the ten listings on NewHomeSource soon, before the properties are booked!